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    A Turkish soldier on armoured military vehicle patrols the border between Turkey and Syria, near the southeastern village of Besarslan, in Hatay province, Turkey, November 1, 2016

    Turkey Deploys Cobra 2 Armored Vehicles at Syrian Border

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    Turkey deployed its domestically produced, next-generation Cobra 2 armored vehicles to ensure security on the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkish Hürriyet newspaper reported.

    The vehicles have recently entered into the Turkish Armed Forces and are said to have several advanced technical features.

    The vehicles are equipped with radar, a target detection system and a thermal camera which significantly improve their monitoring capabilities and help them to keep track of the slightest activity in the border area.

    ​Cobra 2 is capable of detecting movements on the other side of the concrete wall built on the Turkish-Syrian border using its high-precision cameras, which can rise to a height of up to 12 meters.

    According to the newspaper, the advanced technical and tactical characteristics of Cobra 2 armored vehicles play a major role in ensuring security on the border.

    The vehicles are used for early warning as well as for patrolling the border area.


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